The Benedictine Community of New Norcia, Western Australia

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The Benedictine Community of New Norcia, Western Australia

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Great Northern Highway, New Norcia


New Norcia


Western Australia

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08 9654 8018



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The Archives of the New Norcia Benedictine Community began even before the monks arrived at New Norcia, it began when Bishop Brady gave the monks permission to come to Western Australia. Rosendo Salvado, his Prior Bernardo Martinez, and Procurators over time – Venancio Garrido, Santos Salvado, Fulgentius Dominguez – were excellent records managers and their collections now form the nucleus of the Archives.

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New Norcia is 132km north of Perth, Western Australia and is situated on the Great Northern Highway.

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Structure administrative

Officer in charge: Archivist
In 1991, the Community established an Archives, Research and Publications Committee which prepares and oversees the programs of work for the Archives.

Gestion des archives courantes et intermédiaires et politiques de collecte

All material relating to the Benedictine Community at/from New Norcia.



There are voluminous collections of correspondence, farm management records, parish and mission registers, college and orphanage administration records, maps and photographs. Of particular value are the records of the Nyoongar people.
Records of the Benedictine Community of New Norcia include:

  • Marriage, baptism and burial records, 1846- present
  • Maps, 1846-1970
  • Photographs, 1850- present
  • Community Diaries ,1901- present
  • Reports to Propaganda, 1850-1970
  • Bp Rosendo Salvado: Diaries, 1846-1900; Correspondence, 1846-1900
  • Bp Fulgentius Torres: Diaries, 1901-1914; Correspondence, 1901-1914
  • Abbot Anselm Catalan: Correspondence, 1914-1959.

Quantity: 475 shelf metres

Instruments de recherche, guides et publications

Publications that refer to the Archives include:

  • Sharman, R C and Clyde, A, 'Western Perspectives' ALIA Western Australia, 1990.
  • Symons, J, Photographic Resources of Australia 1990, Symons & Co., 1989.
  • James, T, Archives and Manuscripts, 13/1 (May 1985).
  • Pearce, W G, Archives and Manuscripts, 23/1 (May 1995)
  • Hocking, P, New Norcia Studies Journal, Vol. 23 (2016)

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Open by appointment only; telephone enquiries may be made Monday to Thursday 8.30am–4.30pm.
Closed Fridays.

Conditions d'accès et d'utilisation

If you require access to the Archival records of New Norcia please complete the relevant form and return to the Archivist. For the forms, see
Allow one month to process application for access - authorised by Superior of the Benedictine Community. Proof of identity required.


For details on the location and transport options, see

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Revised 16 May 2018




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  • Agriculture (Thematic area)
  • Éducation (Thematic area)
  • Genealogical (Thematic area)
  • Indigenous (Thematic area)
  • Langue (Thematic area)
  • Local Studies (Thematic area)
  • Religion (Thematic area)
  • Social Organisations and Activities (Thematic area)
  • Presse-papier

Contact principal

Great Northern Highway, New Norcia
New Norcia, Western Australia 6509